The prestigious brand Casalgrande Padana has recently been awarded by FX Magazine prizes to 5+1 AA’s Marseille Docks and Diamante Boa projects.
These prizes confirm the company’s excellence in design and their unique ability to combine contemporary architecture with innovative solutions.
The prestigious FX Interior Design Award celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 and an international jury selected the best design projects in the world. The award is divided into two categories: architecture and construction projects and innovative products. The first category includes public spaces and hotels whereas the second surfaces, floorings, lighting and so on.
The renovation of the Marseille Docks, by the 5+1 AA architectural studio, was the winner of the Global Project category. The Docks was a complex project and the star of it is Casalgrande Padana’s ceramic covering that creates a modern decorative effect emphasizing at the same time the design and style of its buildings and courtyards.
The concept behind the development of the project was the use of coloured ceramics to separate the public and private spaces.
The project has undoubtedly restored the bond between the docks, the city and the sea, with the ceramic covering combining high performance with expressive quality. With the use of seven shades of blue and more than 950 ceramic tiles the result was a celebration of the docks and their history.